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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted! Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

We have for accompanied 3-11 year olds:

GROW Giants and Neeps – Plant your bean in a hand made, compostable pot ready for the tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Then make a simple willow obelisk for it to climb. Show your strength in the ‘Enormous Turnip’ tug ‘o war game!

Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and Monday 14th – Friday 18th August. 1pm-2:30pm (£4 per child)


COOK-ing with Dinosaurs - Make delicious 3D dinosaur biscuits and go o hunt to find some Shropshire greens to make a salad to share with a dinosaur.

Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August and Monday 21st – Friday 25th August. 1pm-2:30pm (£4 per child)


LEARN with a Sense of Adventure – LOOK for camouflaged creatures, SMELL a fragrance from nature, TOUCH the textures of the trees bark and leaves, LISTEN carefully to the sounds of the meadows and TASTE some yummy tea.

Monday 7th – Friday 11th August and Monday 28th August – Friday 1st September. 1pm-2:30pm (£4 per child)


Sensory Cookery Workshop –Use all five senses to explore some foods. Discovery whether your senses are linked or work by themselves. Make things for your sense of touch and smell, and some to taste.

Tuesday 8th August 10-11.30am (£7.50 per child)


Adults can join in the fun too! We have a range of adult courses:

 • Free From with Milly Rees: Thursday 7th September 10am-2pm.


Limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment. Pop in to the centre or call 01588676060 for more information and to book.

Praise from parents of children’s activities and those that have attended our cookery courses include:

 “I feel much more confident to be more adventurous with my cooking.” “The kids had so much fun, thank you.”

Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy our Secret Hills exhibition and visit our mammoth. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers an extensive programme of family events, adult courses and a variety of activities for the whole family. The unique grass roofed building houses a replica of the famous mammoth skeleton found in Shropshire. The café serves delicious home-cooked food. Browse our extensive shop selling a range of quirky gifts. Every half term and school holiday we provide hands-on family activities. For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website:


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